Behind the scenesEdit
In real life, egg timers are timepieces designed to help chefs in the preparation of eggs. Traditionally, they are hourglasses filled with sand and once the device is flipped, the amount of time it takes for the sand to fully trickle out of the top bulb is approximately how long an egg should boil. The phrase "egg timer" has come to be synonymous with "hourglass." The analogy in which an egg timer is mentioned in Han Solo at Stars' End mentions filling one on the desert planet of Tatooine.
- Han Solo at Stars' End (First mentioned)